My opinion.... and that’s all it is, opinion. I like em, so I play em. I’m not concerned with what others like or don’t. It’s just a tool in my shed! I’ve bought into hype in the past and bought a piece of gear and it didn’t work for me- a couple times. Actually, truth be told, the Rumble was hyped by a friend of mine that owns a local music store- I was looking for a combo for small gigs and rehearsal. He let me take the Rumble 500 for the weekend of gigs and I never gave it back... It just worked great for what I wanted it for. What you’re describing is exactly how I felt about a couple different GK combos I tried- they didn’t do it for me. Some love em! That’s cool. I never planned it this way- most of my rigs are now fender. I gig the Rumble 500, Rumble 100, Super Bassman 300, Bassman 500, Bassman 410, and Bassman 115.... I guess I kinda like em!